Holidays

A Valentine for Her

Posting from HQ:  January 27

Valentine’s Day is such fun because it’s all about spreading the love – to your sweetheart of course, but also to friends, your peeps, and the world at large.  This year our ‘his and hers’ truffle bars are wrapped in whimsy and sealed with a kiss.  So cute, you can almost skip the card!  But we know you are in love with us for more than our looks, and so here’s a peek at what’s inside.

Her Valentine is a Dark Chocolate Truffle Bar that we call ‘Pink Bubbly’.  The truffle filling is crafted using freeze-dried raspberries folded into white chocolate and stirred with champagne and all natural popping candy.  Enrobed in our signature dark chocolate, the combination is delicate and pleasing and never overpowering.  Sweet, tart and lightly effervescent, it  tickles the palette and is sure to make her smile.

Trends

Trendspotting: Gluten Free Grows Up

Posting from the San Francisco Fancy Food Show:  January 17

Every year we introduce some of our latest creations at the Winter Fancy Food Show.   It is always a whirlwind tour of unbelievable products and flavors and a great chance to connect with old friends and new.  This year, there were a few trendspotters (from magazines you’d know, like Sunset, The New Yorker and Better Homes and Gardens) walking the halls of the Moscone Center, ferreting out the latest tastes to watch in 2012.

Some of their finds were not too surprising –  ancient grains are huge.  We agree.  Quinoa really is a pretty tasty ‘almost perfect’ protein.  While other trends surprised us – did you know that pickling is making a comeback?

But the trend we really loved to see is that gluten free is growing up.  According to these food journalists and cookbook authors, shoppers are increasingly opting for gluten free foods, whether they have allergies or not.  And at the show they noticed that producers are stepping up by offering full flavor, high quality choices.  So, we thought now would be a good time to remind everyone that our 10 everyday truffle bars are gluten free!

Guess what, they are also all natural and kosher.  They always have been and always will be.  But still, we love a good trend!

Style

Words We Live By

Posting from HQ:  January 9

In honor of all those New Year’s resolutions made over the past weeks, we have been thinking of some of the fabulous women whose timeless wisdom inspires us.  We couldn’t have said it better!

Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of somebody else.

Judy Garland

If you obey all the rules, you’ll miss all the fun.

Katherine Helpburn

Glamour is what makes a man ask for your telephone number.  But it is also what makes a woman ask for the name of your dressmaker.

Lilly Dache

The future belongs  to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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Manifesto

Posting from HQ:  New Year’s Day 2012

Ø      We believe in surrounding yourself with things you love.

Ø      We believe in licking the spoon.

Ø      We believe in colorful moments and daydreams.

Ø      We believe that looks DO matter.

Ø      We believe a little bit of indulgence every day is the way to go.

Ø      We believe that truffles help people live in the moment.

Ø      We believe laughter is life’s best accessory – makes you sexy and goes with every single thing in your closet.

Ø      We believe giving something beautiful makes you feel all that!